I founded Resilience University in 2020 as a way to work with families on social determinants of health using behavior problems as the key. Families share that the approach is helpful and it allows us to get right to the heart of their concerns!
COVID brought stress levels for families & providers to unprecedented levels. This workshop provides a step-wise approach to identify, classify and address social determinants of health contributing to toxic stress using the HOPE framework. Utilizing the four building blocks of HOPE (environment, engagement, relationships, emotional growth), this workshop will outline first aid for toxic stress and illustrate how providers can apply this approach in any encounter.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and
This program offers 3 (Three) Category 1 CME credits from the Maine Medical Education Trust upon successful completion of a post-test survey. This program is available through June 30, 2022 and will be reviewed for continuation at that time.
Positive Childhood Experiences refer to seven items studied by Bethell et al and are listed to the right. We know that higher ACEs scores are associated with poorer life long health. As providers, we have mostly been trained to treat the adverse health outcomes & try to prevent ACEs.
But what if we can do more?
Resilience University helps you integrate PCEs INTO your existing anticipatory guidance as well as giving you the structure and tools you need to offer focused guidance to facilitate more PCEs in your high risk families.
Researchers have identified four building blocks crucial for Healthy Outcomes from Positive Childhood Experiences (HOPE) This approach will help you foster resilience within your families, strengthening them from the inside out, by supporting their emotional health, strengthening their relational health and ensuring they have as many resources as they can to foster safe, stable and nurturing environments.
Start with this webinar and earn 3 CME credits!
This guide will walk you through the four sessions with families and how to decide which tools and resources to use at each session.
The 2016 Zero to Three Study showed that parents frequently come to their provider with parenting questions but we were getting a D- for the usefulness of our advice. This is my report card from Resilience University!
Stressed parents are often unable to listen to their child's feelings because the child's distress triggers their own! Here's a simple strategy you can offer.
In a normal day, numerous unpleasant things are bound to happen, especially when a parent has multiple kids. We can judge these as bad or we can simply remain curious about what is going on with our children and how they are feeling.
When we choose to become a parent, we often don't think about the sheer volume and speed of all the decisions we are going to be making for baby. Self-care can offset the impact of decision fatigue.
Everything you need to make one!
Everything you need to make these with your patients!
All the other tools you can use to help families integrate self-care and emotional wellness into their day.
Here are the books. Parents need to find the time.
Here are the books & workbooks for teens.
Here are books to recommend for children.
PDSA cycles help families make changes - here is a simple example of how to help start the process.
Here are two training sessions I did for providers which may help you understand how to approach these conversations with families.
The first part is the background and basics.
This part is more about how to do the PDSA cycles.
Watch me do a short mock interview with a parent to see how I frame these discussions.
Use this in your office to let families know that you can help.
Poster or fold-able flyer for teens & their families.